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Goode hopes cup win can boost Bulls’ league form

Head coach Matt Goode will be hoping Sunday’s Oxon Knockout Cup success can boost Banbury Bulls for next weekend’s trip to Swindon.

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Banbury Bulls' Pete Boulton forces his way over against Oxford University Greyhounds at Iffley Road. Photo: Simon Grieve

Holders take another step towards defending crown

Banbury Bulls took another step towards defending their Oxon Knockout Cup crown at Iffley Road on Sunday.

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Banbury Bulls player coach Matt Goode tries to get clear against Salisbury at the DCS Stadium

Goode looks for the cup to recharge the batteries

Head coach Matt Goode will be looking for Banbury Bulls to recharge their batteries in Sunday’s Oxon Knockout Cup tie.

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Shipston-on-Stour's Rob James and Tobi Faulkner join forces at Rugby St. Andrews

Shipston’s run comes to an end at Rugby

Shipston-on-Stour suffered their first defeat in nine outings at Rugby St Andrews in Saturday’s Midlands West Three South fixture.

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Salisbury's Christian Metson evades Banbury Bulls' Matthew Powell to score at the DCS Stadium

Lack of tenacity in the tackle was to blame says Goode

Head coach Matt Goode blamed his side’s lack of tenacity as one of the reasons they lost against Salisbury.

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Freddie Cracknell forces his way over to score his second try against Salisbury

Salisbury strike back to end Bulls unbeaten home run

It was a tale of two halves at the DCS Stadium where Banbury Bulls suffered their third defeat of the Wadworth 6X South West One East campaign.

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Jimmy Manley tries to gain possession for Banbury Bulls at Royal Wootton Bassett. Photo: Simon Grieve NNL-170611-091714002

Goode looking for a good response from Bulls

Banbury Bulls head coach Matt Goode will be looking to get back on track in the Wadworth 6X South West One East against Salisbury on Saturday.

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Brackley's Luke Andrew is stopped just short of the line. Photo: Neale Hutchinson

Brackley’s hopes of moving up are ended by Bourne

Brackley were unable to close the gap on third-placed Bourne in Midlands Four East South.

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Tommy Gray breaks clear for Banbury Bulls at Royal Wootton Bassett. Photo: Simon Grieve

Goode left frustrated by manner of second defeat

Banbury Bulls head coach Matt Goode was left frustrated following his side’s second Wadworth 6X South West One East defeat of the campaign.

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Ken Key tries to break through the Royal Wootton Bassett defence for Banbury Bulls. Photo: Simon Grieve NNL-170611-091754002

Bulls lose more ground on leaders after second defeat

Banbury Bulls lost more ground on Wadworth 6X South West One East leaders Old Patesians after slipping to their second defeat of the season at Royal Wootton Bassett.

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George Grieve scores for Banbury Bulls against Oxford Harlequins. Photo: Simon Grieve

Goode looking for back-to-back wins at Wootton Bassett

Banbury Bulls travel to Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday and head coach Matt Goode will be looking for a much better performance than the one his side produced there last season.

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Banbury Bulls skipper Ian Isham takes on the Oxford Harlequins defence. Photo: Simon Grieve

Goode delighted to take five points

Despite seeing side not at their best, Banbury Bulls head coach Matt Goode was delighted to get back to winning ways.

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Hooker Mikey Clark touches down for Brackley's second try. Photo: Neale Hutchinson

Brave Brackley thwarted by last-gasp try and tumble out

Brackley came so close to making it into the last eight of the RFU Midlands Junior Vase.

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Ed Phillips looks to get the ball away for Banbury Bulls against Oxford Harlequins. Photo: Simon Grieve

Bulls bounce back to see off Quins in a thriller

Normal service was resumed at the DCS Stadium, where Banbury Bulls got back to winning ways.

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Pete Boulton tries to break through for Banbury Bulls at Old Patesians. Photo: Simon Grieve

Goode confident Bulls can charge back

Banbury Bulls head coach Matt Goode believes his side can bounce back in Saturday’s Wadworth 6X South West One East campaign clash with Oxford Harlequins.

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Brackley centre Jon Cooper makes a tackle against Bedford Swifts. Photo: Neale Hutchinson

Johnson’s try proves crucial for Brackley

Storm Brian may have played a big part in many rugby games across the country but the Brackley defence comfortably coped with that and Bedford Swifts.

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Nick Pratt tries to force his way through for Banbury Bulls at Old Patesians. Photo: Simon Grieve

Goode takes positives from defeat

Despite seeing Banbury Bulls lose their unbeaten start to the Wadworth 6X South West One East campaign, head coach Matt Goode was full of praise for his players.

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Skipper Ian Isham carries the ball during Banbury Bulls' defeat at Old Patesians. Photo: Simon Grieve

Bulls are blown off course as leaders come out on top

Despite a great effort, Banbury Bulls slipped to their first defeat in Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at Old Patesians.

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Banbury Bulls head coach Matt Goode

Goode knows Bulls face tough test at leaders

Head coach Matt Goode believes Banbury Bulls have got what it takes to get something from this weekend’s top of the table clash at Old Patesians.

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Seb Johnson crashes over for Brackley NNL-171016-115002002

Brackley lose their way as they return empty-handed

Brackley go into Saturday’s Midlands Four East South clash with Bedford Swifts on the back of a disappointing defeat.

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